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Poster: Monte B Cowboy Date: Jun 26, 2012 12:29pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Salads, Salmon OR Monte and Craven?

It's insanely hot here. We're hitting over 100°F again - at least five days in a row. Never seen it this bad before. Weather forecast here is for temps to go down into the upper-90s°F for two or three days, then back into the 100s°F again. As of yesterday, Colorado had 10 wildfires burning.

Manitou Springs was evacuated this past weekend due to the Waldo Canyon fire, which is still burning there. I used to live there.

Estes Park had the Woodland Heights flash-fire deal this past weekend, burned down 21 homes there. I used to live there.

Fort Collins has the High Park fire burning nearby for two weeks plus. Now I'm living downtown here. 87,250 acres scorched, 257 homes burned down, and thousands of "million dollar views" were destroyed.

Most amazing to me: not one politician, not one firefighter, not one journalist or reporter, not one fire victim or evacuee, not one insurance broker, not one scientist or CSU professor, not one aircraft retardant bomber, not one cop, not one weather reporter or meteorologist, not one blogger, not one person anywhere -- besides me -- has questioned the possible connections between these fire conditions, and the global warming and climate change trending on our Planet Earth.

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Poster: craven714 Date: Jun 26, 2012 1:11pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Salads, Salmon OR Monte and Craven?

Yes sir: Unprecedented to say the least.
I am somewhat familiar with the locals that you point out.
10 fires burning some of the most beautiful land in the U.S.
(or world). It is so sad :(

I wouldn't be amazed about the 'connection' though bud.
Global warming perhaps, but these things are cyclical.
Fires replenish and help the land eventually. But DAMN.
All I am saying is you Colorado folk are definitely getting a larger than bum deal.

keep smokin' (and I mean that in the nicest way Monte)